President Gerald Ford called the White House “the best public housing I’ve ever seen.”
President Harry Truman called it a “glamorous prison,” the “great white sepulcher of ambitions,” the “taxpayers’ house.”
Our current illustrious commander-in-chief has just called his new digs “a real dump.”
That’s fine. You don’t like it, Donny, feel free to get the fuck out. You never wanted the job in the first place.
According to a piece in Golf, “President” Donald Trump explained his frequent visits to his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf course because ‘‘That White House is a real dump.’’
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton tweeted Tuesday evening her gratitude toward the tireless White House staff catering to the First Family:
‘‘Thank you to all the White House ushers, butlers, maids, chefs, florists, gardeners, plumbers, engineers & curators for all you do every day.’’
According to The Boston Globe, despite Trump’s dissatisfaction with his new address, he nonetheless appreciates being catered to:
“Trump has reportedly enjoyed the perks of living at the prestigious address since January (waiters cater to his preferences with a constant steam of Diet Cokes and two scoops of ice cream for dessert instead of the standard one), and he’s been known to proudly offer tours to VIP visitors.”
He has, though, spent an awful lot of time golfing, despite stating once that if given the opportunity to serve as president, he would never golf.
He spent a grand total of 21 of his first 26 weekends in office away from that “dump” of a White House, mostly in Palm Beach, Florida, at Mar-a-Lago.
That might have more to do than his affinity for golf.
The Globe reports:
“The Versailles-like decor [at Mar-a-lago] is closer to that of his own Manhattan penthouse in Trump Tower than the historic White House digs.”
You know who appreciated his time in the White House? Former President, Barack Obama. In fact, he paid tribute to the privilege of serving as our nation’s president in an essay he wrote in 2013. Read it here.
Hey, 45, here’s an idea: You resign, retire to your gaudy Fifth Avenue haunt, and let someone more appreciate of the people’s house move in.
I’m not exactly a big fan of Pence, but at least he appears to have more class.
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